Alcott is a doctor that has wrapped himself in fears. When he has to look after a young dying patient, Gari, his fears wrap him even tighter. The more Alcott is around Gari, the more he starts connecting. It is just frustrating that nothing can be done to save Gari, he is not even expected to make it a year.
Then Alcott meets another patient that is showing classic signs of dementia. He insists that Alcott take this huge book about bringing the dead back to life. After reading the book, Alcott decides that he is going to try it to save Gari. When he follows the instructions, a goddess arrives and gives him direction to win each challenge. If Alcott wins, he is essentially exchanging his life for Gari’s. If he looses, Gari will still die. But he is not alone in his struggles; others are there competing for loved ones of their own.
For a first book, this is good. I liked the idea of the story but it could have been refined a little. Having said that, I really liked following the growth of Alcott. He goes from someone afraid of everything to being willing to give his own life for Gari. This is a good book and I do recommend reading it.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.